Charles Blevins, of Clifton, Clinging to Life after Car Accident

Charles R. Blevins was involved in a wreck earlier this week

A 64-year-old Clifton man is clinging to life days after being involved in a car accident.

Charles R. Blevins is being treated at a nearby hospital, authorities said.

Authorities issued a press release at about 2 p.m. Friday indicating that Mr. Blevins had passed away. The department later issued a correction to that misinformation at about 4:25 p.m.

"We apologize to Mr. Blevins’ family and friends and deeply regret our erroneous report," the correction reads.

Police officials said that Mr. Blevin's situation changed in the course of his treatment. Information that they had initially recieved was false. As of 4:30 p.m., Mr. Blevin was still fighting for his life.

According to Fairfax County police, the accident occurred on June 28 at about 6 p.m. A 27-year-old woman driving a 2011 Chevrolet Impala was on Mattie Moore Court attempting to make a left turn onto Shirley Gate Road. As she entered the intersection, her car struck a 2009 GMC Sierra. The pickup became airborne and collided with a street light.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash. Neither speed nor alcohol appear to have been factors. Offers will determine after an investigation whether charges are appropriate.

The driver of the Chevrolet was not injured. Authorities have not released the name of the driver.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), online at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Matt Murphy July 01, 2011 at 07:52 PM
Uncle Bob (Charles R Blevins) is still with us and fighting for his life at Fairfax hospital. We appreciate all prayers for his recovery.
Deron Blevins July 02, 2011 at 04:15 AM
Uncle Bob passed away this evening, Friday July 1, 2011. The world is missing out on one truly great and giving man.
besra July 04, 2011 at 01:13 PM
Bob Blevins was an special man and he will be missed. RIP Bob, we are going to miss you at the Auctions. My condolences to the family and friends...
Karen N July 05, 2011 at 02:22 PM
I live near the accident site and we were on our way home down Shirley Gate Rd and saw the aftermath of the accident. I am deeply saddened to hear that there was a fatality. My heart and prayers are with the Blevins family as well as all parties involved in this accident. God Bless all of you.
Bradley Caricofe July 08, 2011 at 10:55 PM
I met Bob last year at the storage auctions. He was very friendly and approachable and we spoke quite a bit on occasion. I didn't know him long but I liked him a lot. I'm very sorry.


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